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El Trio

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Mexican, Southwestern
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7227 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227-3830
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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335 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

El Trio is my favorite Mexican restaurant around (and I'm glad it's only 10 minutes from my house). I will say that the service is almost always very slow, even when the restaurant is only half full. That being said, we have never gotten anything there that we didn't like.

Thank KFCincy26
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123 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Wednesday evening. 5:30 PM. Not busy. Waited to get seated. Waited for server. I ordered club soda and got water. Wife wanted sweet tea and got regular. Simple fixes. Very good salsa and guacamole dip. Server took food order. Runner brought food and server never reappeared. Most of the food was OK. One steak dish was truely inedible as the... More 

Thank smk54
Kauai, Hawaii
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305 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Fajita Taco Salad with steak was really good, it was huge! The Sopa de Pollo was really delicious, had all the vegetables in it. There's a sauce bar that you can pick all kinds of sauces to dip with the hot chips they give you when you dine in. The price was very reasonable.

Thank 2bumdrifters
Cincinnati, Ohio
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

So ~ after I was seated and the hostess delivered my drink and chips, I had a 14 minute wait for someone to come to my table and take my order ~ 10 minutes for food was reasonable ~ took about 15 minutes to eat ~ and another 15 minutes to get the check ~ never once was I checked... More 

Thank Cowellboy
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Best Mexican in town hands down. Authentic mexican NOT just your usual mexican chain reheated junk. Call ahead as space is sometimes limited.

Thank cincygumdoc
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

This place was one of the best Mexican food around Town. Not salty, very flavorful and always willing to drive across town to dine. Sadly we drove across town today and there is a closed until further notice sign and the restaurant is torn apart

Thank Virginia R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We love going here and enjoy the food and each of us have favorites! The Queso cheese is great mixed with their bean dip. Service is always friendly!

Thank Tracey1827
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

My favorite thing about this restaurant is the salsa bar. It is nice to have a wide variety of salsa choices. But it is more than that. The servers are always friendly and I have truly enjoyed all the menu items I have tried. Recently I have really gotten into their tortas.

Thank Wesley W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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161 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

As you can see below, I really like the food at El Trio. However, we recently placed a large carryout order. First issue - it was not ready when promised - not even close. The food finally arrived 15-20 minutes late. I brought it home only to find that the chicken fajitas were missing. Called the restaurant and they said... More 

Thank CinVinman
Cincinnati, Ohio
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161 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We've been on a low carb kick for a few months now and that is depressing enough without considering that it's tough to eat out now. However, we found the grilled chicken Caesar salad to be a great adaptation of the american version. The dressing is really a vinaigrette, so no cream either for those of us who must avoid... More 

Thank CinVinman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7227 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227-3830
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?